News tagged with plant protein

Fungi's genetic sabotage in wheat discovered

Using molecular techniques, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and collaborating scientists have shown how the subversion of a single gene in wheat by two fungal foes triggers a kind of cellular suicide in the grain crop's ...

Jul 13, 2010
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Plants spice up their sex life with defensins

Since the beginning, plants and animals have deployed various mechanisms to fight pathogens. Proteins have always played an important part in this armoury, and a broad variety of defensin proteins have become part of the ...

Jun 01, 2010
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Protein power for Jack and the beanstalk

Plant geneticists are on a determined quest -- to control auxin, a powerful plant growth hormone. Auxin tells plants how to grow, where to lay down roots, how to make tissues, and how to respond to light and gravity. Knowing ...

May 17, 2010
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Cracking the plant-cell membrane code

(PhysOrg.com) -- To engineer better, more productive crops and develop new drugs to combat disease, scientists look at how the sensor-laden membranes surrounding cells control nutrient and water uptake, secrete ...

Mar 22, 2010
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How plants 'feel' the temperature rise

Plants are incredibly temperature sensitive and can perceive changes of as little as one degree Celsius. Now, a report in the January 8th issue of the journal Cell, a Cell Press publication, shows how they not only 'feel' ...

Jan 07, 2010
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The plant cell's corset

We still have a lot to discover about the mechanism in plants that ensures cell growth in a specific direction. However it is clear that a structure of parallel protein tubes plays an important role. Simon Tindemans investigated ...

Sep 02, 2009
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